Mongolia is home to the second largest population of snow leopards in the world, second only to China. The Snow Leopard Trust first began working in Mongolia in 1992. We partner with the Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation (SLCF) to support 6 full-time and 1 part-time staff positions to grow snow leopard conservation efforts in the country.
In the South Gobi region of Mongolia, we also conduct a long-term ecological study in partnership with Panthera. Together, we fund 4 staff positions to conduct research on snow leopard ecology using GPS tracking collars and remote sensing cameras.
Area of Snow Leopard Habitat:
Snow Leopard Population:
Threats to Snow Leopards:
- Poaching for trade in hides or bones
- Retribution killing for livestock loss
- Mining interests in snow leopard habitat
- Snow Leopard Enterprises
- Livestock Insurance
- Long-term Ecological Study Research Center
- Research Cameras
- Genetic Research
Landscape Focus Area: We chose one landscape area (approximately 4000 km2) in each country to focus our conservation and research efforts.
- South Gobi